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Katie Saunders, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, has been announced as one of the new Deputy Chairs of The Housing Forum's Board.

Katie is a longstanding board member, having joined the board in 2021. Katie leads the Trowers & Hamlins national team advising housing providers and local authorities on procuring long term contracts to maintain and improve their housing stock. 

Katie is the Vice Chair of the Manchester Constructing Excellence Best Practice Club and a Gold Standard Independent Verifier and regularly speaks at construction and housing conferences on procurement and construction best practice including using alliancing forms of contract and modern methods of construction. As a member of the Housing Forum she was part of the working group reporting on Stopping Building Failures as a response to the Dame Judith Hackitt review in 2018 and led the procurement working group on MMC for affordable housing developers in 2019. 

Katie commented:

"I am a proud supporter of the work of The Housing Forum which Trowers & Hamlins has been involved in since it was set up in 1999 and I welcome the opportunity as Deputy Chair to be able to shape the commitment to drive quality in the design construction and decarbonisation of UK housing."